But IMO, texting while driving should be illegal, period, end of story.
I tried to do it a few times in the past. It's scary. I'll never do it again.
Pull over and THEN text.
That’s why they invented Bluetooth and voice texting. Not only should it be illegal, but make the penalty at least $5,000 to scare people and jail time. No one is going to be concerned about a small fine.
careless driving is already illegal
“But IMO, texting while driving should be illegal, period, end of story.”
It does not need to be outlawed, instead we just need to enforce the current laws. I advocate that any driver that causes physical injury or property damage should be prosecuted for the corresponding crime, for example vehicular manslaughter. That should be the case for ANY negligant behaviour whild driving.
The problem is that the only time we use these laws is when DUI is also a factor, so now we have a bunch of drivers that think the ONLY dangerous driving is DUI.